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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics, and a member of the intelligent transport research cluster at the University of Portsmouth. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s degree in Road and Transportation, and a PhD in Transportation.

Before starting this role, I gained around 6 years of experience in the area of transport research, working for 4 years at the Traffic Technical Institute (TTI) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and 3 years at the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. I have been involved as a researcher in EU INTERREG projects, and many local traffic and transportation projects such as conventional and smart junction design, traffic impact studies, and transportation master plan studies. I was acting as a management committee member from Slovenia, in EU COST Action CA16222: Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport.

Currently, I am leading the "Travel Behaviour Change Modelling" workstream for the Solent FTZ Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) project which is funded by UK Department for Transport.

Research Interests

Traffic Engineering:

  • Microscopic and mesoscopic traffic simulation,
  • Public transport priority methods (bus lane, transit signal priority)
  • Conventional and smart junction design (adaptive signal control)
  • Traffic impact studies

Transport planning and modelling:

  • Macroscopic transport network modelling
  • Travel behaviour (change) modelling using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Evaluating Individuals' attitudes towards emerging transportation systems such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Shared Mobility Modes, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Istanbul Technical University

3 Sep 201423 Sep 2019

Award Date: 23 Sep 2019

External positions

Researcher and Teaching Assistant, University of Ljubljana

1 Oct 201730 Mar 2021

Head of Technical Office, Yeditepe Construction Company

1 Jul 201530 Aug 2017

Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University

1 Oct 201430 Jun 2015


  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • Travel behavior Modeling
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Shared Mobility Modes
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Transport Planning and Modeling
  • TF Railroad engineering and operation
  • Railway design
  • Railway engineering


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